Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Recipes - Pineapple, Coconut and Lime Cookies

I had an idea for summer in a cookie. The idea is good, the flavour combination is great, but it's not quite what I had in mind.   This is the recipe I used on my first attempt.  The cookie itself is soft and chewy, but a little stodgy in the middle, kind like a subway cookie.  They are yummy but I want to improve them.  Stay tuned for attempt two, coming soon.

125g butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 cup pineapple, chopped
1 lime, zested
1 cup desiccated coconut, toasted
3 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tbs baking powder

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 190°C.  Line a flat tray with baking paper.
Step 2 - Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a large bowl until pale then add sugar  bit by bit until incorporated.  Add egg and beat until combined.
Step 3 - Add vanilla, pineapple and coconut to bowl and mix well then fold through sifted flour and baking powder.  
Step 4 - Drop heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto prepared tray leaving ample room for spreading. Bake for 18 minutes then cool on tray.  Repeat with remaining mixture.

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